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Government closes border with Sierra Leone

[Central African Republic (CAR)] President Ange-Félix Patassé.
Roberto Ortiz de Zarate

Liberia has closed its border with Sierra Leone and deployed army units to forestall a possible spill-over of the fighting, Presidential Press Secretary Reginald Goodridge said in a statement. AFP reported yesterday that the statement urged the Liberian army to work with ECOMOG. Recently, ECOMOG has accused Liberia of helping the anti-government rebels in Sierra Leone. Liberia has consistently denied this.

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